Thursday 1 July 1909
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Madge Evans and Juan Carlos Onetti.
Salome Mad, directed by Theo Bouwmeester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909
while The Silver Horde by Rex Beach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 July 1909 ?
- Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
- 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
- In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
- Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
- Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day.
- Madge Evans: Manhattan NYC, New York -- TV panelist (Masquerade Party).
- Juan Carlos Onetti: Uruguayan writer (La vida breve), dies at 85.
- Baptiste Dupuis: French navy officer in World War II, awarded the title of 'Compagnon de la Libération' (English: Companion of the Liberation).
- Juan Onetti: Uruguayan novelist and short story writer.
- Emmett Toppino: American sprinter (d. 1971).
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1909 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Shine On, Harvest Moon - Bob Roberts
- Silver Threads Among the Gold - Will Oakland
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